Water Canada - March 23rd
More than 80 per cent of the 2,428 Canadians RBC recently surveyed feel there’s no need for major, immediate investment in their community’s drinking water/wastewater facilities.
According to this year’s Canadian Water Attitudes Study, released today (World Water Day), Canadians don’t understand the potential impact inconsistent infrastructure maintenance can have on the supply, quality, and cost of water.
Bob Sandford, chair of the Canadian Partnership Initiative of the UN Water for Life Decade, calls this a “national pipe dream.”
“In many municipalities, water distribution and sewage pipes can be up to 80 years old and have already reached the end of their service life,” says Sandford. “In fact, reports have shown there is an $88-billion investment required to repair and build new water infrastructure in communities across Canada.” ... Click here to read more.